Lines of colour in the sand at Borth - Acrylic on Pastel Paper
Welcome to the latest edition of my newsletter!
so much has happened over the last few months and exciting times.
I spent time working in the studio on pieces for my Solo Show at the Qube Gallery, Oswestry in February/March 2018. Lovely comments and the exhibition proved very popular.
Some exciting projects ahead. I hope you may be able to join me on some of them....
Painting Holiday in South West France, July 2018!
I am very much looking forward to tutoring painting at St Jean Retreats in France this summer. It is set in 150 acres of its own woodland and overlooking the picturesque hilltop village of Cordes
sur Ciel in the beautiful Tarn region of France.
At the time of writing there are still a few places available. Why not join me and try out some 'plein air' painting and drawing. If you have always wanted to try painting and sketching on
location with daily tuition, come and join us with a bit of luxury too!
During February/March 2018 I put on a Solo Show of recent work at the Qube Gallery, Oswestry.
I included 15 large and 3 smaller landscape & seascape paintings which were very well received with some lovely comments.
I would like to thank everyone who went to the gallery to see it. This has enabled me to show work to a larger audience and indeed watch this space for the next one... I even made the
If you would like to see a short video of the exhibition on set up day please click here
Next Painting Workshop - Expressive Colour with Still Life - Saturday 12th May
Experiment with vibrant colour!
Experimenting with combinations of colour and using a Still-Life subject matter.
I will demonstrate working with bold colour on coloured grounds to create an expressive and vibrant painting(s). This workshop gives you the opportunity to experiment with different
colour combinations while looking closer at aspects of colour theory.
Suitable for all abilities.
Email me if you wish to reserve a place. (Numbers limited)
If you have any suggestions for Workshops don't hesitate to get in contact.
Recent Portrait Painting in Oil Workshops
'Portraits in Oil' Workshops January/March 2018
New Work for sale at The Gallery at Number 3, Ellesmere, Shropshire.
Paintings: Malvern Hills & Stiperstones 2
These are two of Five paintings currently at Gallery at Number 3 in Ellesmere.
The Gallery at Number 3 is a small independent gallery showcasing the work of local artists from Shropshire and the borders.
Opened in May 2016 by Sandra & Mike Balmer, the gallery shows work from artists working in paint, wood, glass, ceramics, textiles, printmaking, leather work, enamel and
The Gallery prides itself in knowing how the work is created and in being able to tell you the background of the artists and their inspiration.
If you are looking for something unique then come and visit it in Ellesmere, you are assured of a warm welcome. They are located right in the centre of Ellesmere, parking is available in the main
car park and just a 2 minute walk.
Talks & Demonstrations at Art Societies/Groups
Recently I have been invited to give a talk and demonstrate my painting techniques to a number of Art Societies both local and much further a field.
In February I travelled to Abergavenny to talk and offer a painting demo. An enthusiastic group of people who have asked me back to give a day workshop out on location in
I have also given a demo and talk to Bangor on Dee Art Group and will be returning there in August to give a painting workshop en plein air.
I recently visited Alcester Art Group where I was welcomed by a lovely group of enthusiastic artists. I hope to return there soon to give a follow-up day
Albrighton Art Group is next!
I very much enjoy visiting Art Societies and everyone is different but extremely welcoming. Bookings already taken for 2019!
If you would like me to pay your Art Group/Society a visit then just send me an email and we can discuss.
Tutor at Chapel Cottage Studio, Abergavenny
I have been asked to give a number of Painting Workshops at the Chapel Cottage Studio in the hills above Abergavenny and dates have been agreed for Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019.
Chapel Cottage Studio is a family run Art Studio providing a wide range of friendly informal Art classes to suit all abilities.
Nestled into the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons. Classes range from 2 hour evening classes to full day workshops right through to intenstive 6 day
I am very much looking forward to working with them.
View from the studio
Ellesmere College National Art Exhibition 2018
I will exhibiting for the third consecutive year at the Ellesmere College National Art Exhibition. I will once again be showing 4 paintings and will be at the preview evening on Wednesday 30th May
2018. Come and say hello!
The College will be hosting the seventh Ellesmere Art Exhibition and sale of works in May / June 2018. Having received over 1,000 visitors to the College, and selling in excess of £25,000 worth of
art, the Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2017 was a truly amazing event attracting visitors from far and wide.
This year's exhibition will open for its preview evening on Wednesday 30th May 7.00 - 9.00pm, then Thursday 31st May to Saturday 2nd June 11.00am - 9.00pm and finally Sunday 3rd June 11.00am -
These paintings will be in the exhibition and for sale..
Life Drawing sessions at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
I tutor Life Drawing on Monday evenings from 6-8pm.
The current set of 6 sessions on a Monday evening is fully booked, but if you would like to book onto the next set of Life Drawing sessions please contact: Learning at Shropshire Museums &
Archives Tel: 01743 258884/258888
Life drawing classes
Following my recent exhibition and further interest in my work, I am currently working on commissions.
If you would like to enquire about a commission please email me and I will be happy to discuss your thoughts and requirements.
1 to 1 Painting sessions
I offer personal 1 to 1 painting and sketching sessions out on location in beautiful Shropshire. Recent sessions have taken place up in the hills near Stiperstones, the landscape close to
Ellesmere and on the West Wales coast.
Please email me if this is of interest to you.
Stuck for a gift for someone arty? Birthday? Special Occasion?
Why not give them a gift voucher which can be put towards a commission, course or workshop...
Please Email me for more information/obtain a voucher.
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